Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Scrappy Wednesday

I'm pleased that the Snowball Quilt is now 2/3's done.  I have the other rows all 'placed' and put into piles by their respective rows.  They are tucked aside right now for some other play.

I did sections of the next two Poodle blocks as leader/enders while working the snowballs.  Now I have just two left  and this one will be ready to become a flimsy.

The next temperature rosette is done and we still are into the blues - cold.  I am hoping that we start to get into a little bit of a warming trend; with no more snow!

30 - 32 -22 -24 - 28 - 22 - 32

I have all of those 4-patch units done and now I will start setting them into their on-point block with some Kona Snow.  This is my play date today along with a few errands in town.

I hope you get to play today,
Sewingly Yours,

Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday Making

I know I have a lot of projects that need some focus on, but I need a day to play.  I have pulled out one of my barrels - 1.5" squares and dumped it by the machine.  I find working tiny relaxing and keeping to something simple, yet I think is such huge bit of heritage to our quilting world.  The basic 4-patch block.

I see a lot of people making the small 4-patch for other quilts, but I fell in love with this quilt on Temecula Quilt Co.  Maybe it was the setting of a block on point set into a quilt on point OR maybe it was the cheddar background.  The plus side, I have everything I need for this quilt right on hand!  No shopping required.

And to add to the cheddar love lately, I will take breaks from the machine to get more of the cheddar hexies added to the diamond project.

Take time to play today - it's Spring in some parts of the world and tomorrow it arrives here (hope it doesn't snow),

Sewingly Yours,

Friday, March 16, 2018

Whooping up Friday

I am slowly getting the Temecula Quilt Co snowball blocks together.  I'm not one who likes to pin a lot, but I am taking care to match those little flip corners using a whole lot of them.  The sewing part isn't what is taking so long to do...............

It's the pressing!  I am pressing seams open and that takes a long time - and some burnt fingers.    These are to be set 13 blocks a row and 16 rows so I have about a 1/3 of the quilt assembled.

Since I'm not a quilter who just concentrates on one project at a time, I am switching out to start some work using those strings I stitched to the phone paper.  I have a leader/ender project by the machine too - that will help get a jump on that.

These three projects will carry me nicely thru the weekend.  AND hopefully no more snow.  However, we are to get bitter cold again.  Maybe I will find something yummy to put the crockpot to good use and add some cozy to the house.

Sewingly Yours,

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Scrappy Wednesday

I finished up the strip piecing to help tame that tote (not really, but a dent) and got thirty  on the 6.5" x 9.5" papers.  To use up the few left overs on the table from those I cut a couple of pages to 6.5" square and made the diagonals, because you never know.

The next temperature hexie is certainly feeling blue!  Why not - three super snow storms in two weeks - geesh!!

34 - 32 - 33 -31 - 28 - 29 - 28

The new diamond hexie project is being worked on as well.  Not scraps, but a Jelly Roll and I loved SARAH's comment on keeping the cheddar on all of the outsides.  BUT. there are only six strips of the cheddar (I feel cheated) in the JR - called Indigo's and Cheddar.  Guess I will have to do some fabric shopping as this one progresses.  I do love the old prints of cheddar, so some FQ pick me ups will be a good thing.

Since there will be more snow today, I will finish up the few snowball blocks for the Temecula Quilt Co QAL.  Then I'll do a little bit of a lay-out, but  this is scrappy enough that I can just grab and sew as they are piled.  Time to get this one done.

Sewingly Yours,